News - 2012 : November

Nov 14 2012
Contigo Online
Translated from Portuguese by Jill Cataldo for KISSonline

The band KISS comes to Brazil next week for shows on their "Monster" album tour. The first city to welcome the international rock legends will be Porto Alegre on November 14. For their dressing room, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer requested various brands of water, juices and energy drinks.

Other backstage requests included alcoholic beverages, but just a few: only beer, a bottle of vodka and two bottles of wine. There will also be no shortage of newspapers backstage. The group asked for several editions of Brazilian newspapers, as well as editions of USA Today.

Since the band members are all responsible for their own makeup, there is a large living room lit to prepare before they go up to the stage.

Additionally, KISS also passes through São Paulo on November 17, and the next day they set foot in Rio de Janeiro.
Nov 14 2012
By Jorge Coronel
Translated from Spanish for KISSonline by Jill Cataldo

With the force of a hurricane and the charm of an entire generation, the iconic American rock band KISS passed through Paraguay, razing it.

More than 20,000 souls gathered at the Paraguayan Jockey Club Race Course witnessed a Satanic night of rock on Monday in which the American band KISS, beloved worldwide, offered a rock ritual that could not be missed.

Paul Stanley (vocals and guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals and bass), Tommy Thayer (guitar) and Eric Singer (drums) worship a golden era of rock.

With nearly 40 years of history, 20 albums and more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, KISS' debut in Paraguay was fraught with public expectations, which they lived up to.

There was little wait at 10:00pm, and then they were there. A voiceover was enough to know that the moment was finally coming, under the promise that Paraguay would experience a "true night of rock".

Nov 14 2012
We are stoked to announce that the leaders in stadium rock n roll, KISS and Motley Crue are doing an Aussie tour together.

These two bands are the biggest and baddest when it comes to loudness, pyro, and propelling themselves over the stadium with cables. Who could forget the "360 drum rollercoaster" Tommy Lee brought down under for Motley Crue's last Aussie tour, which saw him playing upside down!

Triple M was honoured to speak to KISS' Paul Stanley (guitarist) on the eve of the announcement and he said be prepared for one hell of concert.

"We're just trying to expand it to the next level. We do our best to build on the KISS legend and always make sure that what we do is bigger and better than last time," said Stanley.

CLICK HERE to listen to Paul's full interview.
Nov 14 2012
By Simon Collins

Hard rockers Kiss will celebrate their 40th anniversary next year with a tour of Australia, including a blockbuster gig with Californian hair metal bad boys Motley Crue at Perth Arena on February 28.

The Kiss army should come out in force to support the band, which formed in New York City in 1973 and recently unleashed Monster, their 20th studio album.

The current line-up of Kiss features co-founders singer Paul Stanley and bassist Gene Simmons alongside long-time members, guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer.

Next year's tour will be the hugely popular quartet's first visit to Australia in five years.

Motley Crue, which recently completed a hard rock residency in Las Vegas, came Down Under last year. The band stars singer Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee.

Joining Kiss and the Crue will be Dublin rock veterans Thin Lizzy, minus singer Phil Lynott, who died in 1986. The touring six-piece line-up of Thin Lizzy features three long-serving members, plus singer Ricky Warwick, who joined the band two years ago.

Adelaide rock outfit Diva Demolition will open the show.
Tickets go on sale via Ticketek outlets on November 22.
Nov 14 2012
On the way to Brazil, KISS enchants Chilean public with great show

Classic American band is touring South America
Translated from Spanish for KISSonline by Jill Cataldo

The legendary rock group KISS, with almost 40 years of longevity, delighted the Chilean audience this Saturday (Nov. 10) with a great show, in which they combined their extensive discography with a haunting presence on the scene. On November 17, KISS plays at Arena Anhembi in São Paulo, with a live video broadcast free to the whole country in HD, including Sony tablets, smartphones and TVs. The group will also perform in Porto Alegre, on November 14, and in Rio de Janeiro on November 18.

During the one hour and 50 minute spectacle, the "Demon", "Starchild", "Spaceman" and "Catman", as its members like to be called, showed the crowd that the old rockers never die.

After the great concert appetizers of Marilyn Manson and Slayer, the audience waited impatiently to see KISS live, headlining the largest show of the first day of the festival.

While some attendees had not yet reached adulthood, and many were not born yet when albums were first being released by the American rock band, it didn't matter. They all screamed "Kiss, Kiss!" The most daring even showed their idolatry with their faces painted.

With a combination of lights, smoke and fire, bassist Gene Simmons, lead singer Paul Stanley, and guitarist Tommy Thayer came down on a platform and began the show with "Detroit Rock City."

"Shout It Out Loud," and soon after, the single "Hell or Hallelujah" from their latest album "Monster," were well-received with cheers by the audience.

These musicians have nothing left to prove, but nonetheless decided to show their prowess, interacting with the thousands of people in attendance. The singer spoke Spanish with a clear American accent, shouting "Santiagoooo!", the traditional "Como estão?" and even sang an animated version of "La Bamba."

Simmons, Stanley, Thayer and Singer played selections from their wide discography, with over 100 million copies sold worldwide, while the lights, smoke, flames and all the band's paraphernalia rounded out the night.

At five minutes to midnight, the stage darkened. It' couldn't be the end. The audience wanted more. Encoring with two of the band's best songs, KISS first played "I Was Made for Lovin' You," followed moments later by "Rock And Roll All Nite," as KISS met its thousands of fans.

Fireworks, and guitarist Paul Stanley flying in the air, brought the show to a close.
Nov 14 2012
Thanks to Tommy Thayer for this photo of KISS gracing the front pages of the newspapers in Asuncion, Paraguay!

Nov 13 2012

KISS ARMY PRESALE IS ACTIVE NOW! Get the best seats while you can! Premium KISS ARMY Members LOGIN at and visit the tour page to get information to access the presale.

If you are not a premium member of the KISS Army and would like to participate in this presale, JOIN NOW!

Feb 28th – Perth - Perth Arena
March 3rd – Adelaide - Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar
March 5th – Melbourne - Etihad Stadium
March 9th – Sydney - All Phones Arena
March 12th – Brisbane - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
March 16th – Mackay- Virgin Australia Stadium

For additional information on KISS' Australian Monster Tour, visit General ticket onsale begins November 22.

Rock’n’roll doesn’t get any bigger than this!
KISS and Mötley Crüe. On the same stage. On the same night.

It‘s the news Australian fans have been waiting for with the spectacle of all spectacles announced today, KISS with very special guests Mötley Crüe will tour Australia in March 2013.

Presented by McManus Entertainment, the summer’s biggest, baddest rock tour will hit Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Mackay and Adelaide with guests Irish rockers Thin Lizzy along for the ride (*except Adelaide).

KISS and Mötley Crüe’s 45 show US summer tour has already gone down as one helluva rock’n’roll extravaganza and now, finally, its Australia’s turn!

Not only has it been five long years since KISS last toured Australia, but 2013 marks a very special milestone for this great band – their 40th anniversary. In all their bombastic and unstoppable glory, KISS will perform fan favorites from their treasure-trove of hits along with tracks from their just–released 20th studio album ‘Monster’, which debuted at #7 on the ARIA Charts. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, are at the top of their game on ‘Monster’, which embodies all that is KISS and the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flame-throwers and don makeup to entertain millions.
Nov 13 2012
The American rock band Kiss thrilled 30,000 fans in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion with songs and a show that went back over the group's 40 years as an international rock sensation.

Vocalist and guitarist Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons on bass, Tommy Thayer playing guitar and drummer Eric Singer opened the show at 10:00 p.m. with their classic "Detroit Rock City" at the Jockey Club on the outskirts of the Paraguayan capital.

With the words "Buenas noches, Paraguay, tonight will really be a night that rocks!" Paul Stanley introduced a true apotheosis of a concert that attracted an audience of all ages including kiddies and thousands who had painted themselves with those well-known Kiss faces.

With "Detroit Rock City" the group set off the musical fireworks that made the Paraguayan "Kiss Army" go crazy from the first chords, with Paul Stanley doing his typical dance and Gene Simmons sticking out his tongue.

Then came "Shout it out loud," "Calling Dr. Love," "Hotter Than Hell," "I Love It Loud," Black Diamond," "Lick It Up" and "I Was Made for Loving You," along with "Hell or Hallelujah" from their latest disc "Monster". Eighteen numbers in an almost two-hour show that drove the Paraguayan public wild.

Nov 13 2012
Here's KISS with the KISS Army Paraguay in Asunción last night! This was KISS' first-ever concert in Paraguay!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.
Nov 13 2012
Ultima Hora
Photo by Walter Franco
Translated from Spanish for KISSonline by Jill Cataldo

Before the KISS concert, hundreds of fans lined up for hours of waiting for the Paraguay Jockey Club to open its gates. They painted their faces in the style of the New York band, and the organization had people on hand to help with makeup. The fans chanted songs, and the adrenaline became intense.

The anxiety was so great that soon fans were lined up on streets adjacent to the Jockey Club. Everything was worth it: long lines, hours of waiting, in order to get the best place to enjoy the show and be able to clearly see their rock idols. In the vicinity of the premises, vendors sold all kinds of objects and memorabilia featuring images of the group.

Organizers expected more than 30,000 people to attend the show.
Nov 13 2012
Here's KISS on the cover of the newest issue of Italy's Rock Hard magazine!

Thanks to Fabio Mainardi for sending the image to KISSonline.
Nov 12 2012

With four decades of savage and successful rock history: KISS comes to Paraguay this evening for the first time in its history. The legendary American band presents its spectacular "Monster" tour show tonight.

La Nacion
Translated from Spanish for KISSonline by Jill Cataldo

The Garzia Group "Asunción Rock Festival 2012 '' sponsored by Tigo and Budweiser, will be crowned today with one of the most legendary shows at the Jockey Club - KISS.

The band, formed in New York in 1973 by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, comes to Paraguay as part of the promotional tour of its twentieth album, titled "Monster," released on October 9.

Simmons already was in Paraguay in April last year, with the "Rock N' Roll All Stars" project. KISS announced it would close the festival at the Jockey Club, exclaiming: "Let's come to Paraguay!"

Seven months later, the promise is fulfilled ahead of schedule, and the event's expectations are already predicting a crowd of more than 25 thousand people.

The quartet arrived yesterday morning, after the concert in the Maquinaria Festival of Santiago, Chile, after having hit Argentina.

Loaded with pyrotechnical and cinematographic elements, KISS promises an intense ride filled with classics like "Detroit Rock City", "I Was Made for Lovin' You" and "Rock and Roll All Nite" for about two hours.

Nov 12 2012
Kiss promises to ignite the Jockey Club with its rocker paraphernalia

Flying over the public, explosions and pyrotechnics, the legendary painted faces will bring the best of their repertoire in concert tonight.

By Sergio Noah
Translated from Spanish for KISSonline by Jill Cataldo

The legendary American hard rock band set foot in the country today, before noon, on a charter flight from Santiago, Chile, to stay at the Bourbon Hotel.

The bad boys of hard rock promise to ignite the Jockey Club stage this evening at 10:00pm, in the midst of a pyrotechnic show with aerial surprises.

The musicians will transform center stage into a sort of hell, with flares on the sides, in addition to flames and explosions.

The legendary group, with nearly forty years of experience, will delight the Paraguayan public by combining their dramatized characters, each with particular make-up and exotic costumes, with its vast discography, music force and visual domination.

The Demon, the Cat Man, the Spaceman, and the Starchild will rock for several hours, bringing entertainment to his fans, who will hear "I Was Made for Lovin' You" and "Rock and Roll all Nite," as well as other classics and cuts from the new album "Monster."

Amidst the pyrotechnics, bassist Gene Simmons, lead vocalist Paul Stanley, and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer, shall descend to the stage on a special platform. In another part of the show, the vocalist/guitarist will fly over the public to the soundbooth, in the midst of pyrotechnic effects.

This will be a show where the musical and visual merge skillfully for the pleasure of the audience. Since the 1970s, Kiss has been characterized by its striking appearance and visual stage showl, marking a trend in the history of international rock.


"Do not miss the opportunity of seeing a historical band like KISS It is a band that broke ground in the rock world. They have many fans, and all of us also know some KISS songs. The band also exceeds the boundaries of time, gaining new fans 15 or 16 years old. Consider that it is a group with a four-decade history. It's about the visual, makeup and marked stage presence. KISS offers much entertainment in its show, adding fireworks, stage lifts and other attractions to amuse the public."
Nov 12 2012
Here's the hardest-working crew in rock napping inside the KISS Jet! Pictured are Paul's guitar tech, Fran Stewart, and Tommy's guitar tech, Michael Berger.

Photo by David Mathews for KISSonline.
Nov 12 2012
Fans hung out at the buffet on the KISS Kruise all around the clock. But, when you get this many like-minded KISS fans together, things can get pretty wild...

Check out these videos of the Brazilian KISS Army leading an impromptu restaurant sing-along that lasted more than an hour last Friday night!

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